Flexibility absolute beginner help!

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    Feb 17, 2015 5:51 PM GMT
    Hi everyone, hope you're doing ok ☺

    So I'm a 100% beginner,don't know what I'm doing but am very interested in gaining flexibility, so can you please help me?
    Where do I start?
    Thank you so much for reading, hope to hear from you soon icon_biggrin.gif:lol
  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 17, 2015 6:25 PM GMT
    Try yoga. That's what it's all about. Works the whole body.
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    Feb 17, 2015 7:20 PM GMT
    Or a book on stretching. The one by Bob Anderson is good.
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    Feb 19, 2015 9:26 AM GMT
    Thank you xxxxx
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    Feb 28, 2015 1:10 AM GMT
    1. If you feel pain, you're stretching too hard.
    2. Repeat #1 out loud till you can't think of anything else.
    3. Follow the more rational advice of others in this thread (and any other thread for that matter).
    4. Repeat steps 1-3 until you reach the level of flexibility that you're happy with.
    5. Just in case you're not double-jointed and wish you could be as flexible as those who are, #4 may not be a good option for you.
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    Feb 28, 2015 3:26 PM GMT
    30 Days of Yoga - Yoga is great for flexibility and your core https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBu-pQG6sTY
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    Mar 11, 2015 2:39 AM GMT
    I also vote for yoga. It will provide not only stretching but also balance and strength training. If you're nervous to go to a class for the first time, check out Gaiamtv.com. It's like Netflix but for yoga. It's got tons of beginner videos from tons of different instructors.

    Good luck and namaste!
  • Iakona

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    Mar 13, 2015 5:20 PM GMT
    Agreed, Yoga is great to start with. You also have to stretch every single day in order to see results. Now this is going to take some time especially if you are not naturally flexible. Front/Back splits are probably the one you will get. Straddle splits are harder to get unless you started earlier and have a good turn out in your hips. Hope that helps!